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palak paneer
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Palak Paneer

A delicious north Indian dish with pureed spinach cooked in onion, ginger, garlic warm spices and paneer cubes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 210kcal


  • ½ pound Spinach
  • 1 cup cubed paneer
  • 1 to 2 green chilies
  • ½ yellow onion finely diced
  • 4 garlic
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 2 small pieces of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Boil 3 cups of water in a medium sized pot. Add spinach in it, cook for a minute and take it out in a colander. Pour cold water over it.
  • Clean and dry the same pot and add ghee to it. Add onions and sauté. Cook covered for 2 mins on low to medium heat.
  • Grind cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns, ginger, garlic and green chilies to fine paste. Add this paste to the onions and sauté for another minute.
  • Add paneer to the pot and mix it gently with the onions.
  • In a blender make fine paste of the blanched spinach. Add it to the pot. Add ½ cup of water. Add salt to taste and mix well. Cook uncovered for 2 minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Serve with Rice or Parathas.


Serving: 3g | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5315IU | Vitamin C: 19.2mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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